Chennai Super Kings (CSK) will host Rajasthan Royals (RR) in the match no. 37 of IPL 2020 at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on Monday. The result for the match will have a large bearing on both the teams. CSK will need to win all their matches to qualify for the gplayoffs while Rajasthan Royals will also look to stay alive with a victory.
Rajasthan Royals have lost their previous matches by close margins. However a big positive for them will be that Steve Smith has returned back to form and Robin Uthappa has done well at the top of the order. The Jaipur franchise will once again bank on Jofra Archer to get them off to a good start. Rahul Tewatia and Riyan Parag will be important in the side.
Sam Curran failed to deliver with the bat as an opener in the previous game for CSK. He will crucial at the top of order along with Faf du Plessis and Shane Watson. MS Dhoni’s dipping form continues to be a cause of concern. Ambati Rayudu and Ravindra Jadeja will look to play as many balls as possible to help the side reach a challenging total.
IPL 2020 Match 37: Chennai Super Kings vs Rajasthan Royals: Weather Forecast
The major concern playing in the UAE will be heat. A lot of foreign players are not habituated to playing in such conditions. However, local Indian players might tackle the heat as they have played under such conditions in the sub-continent.
The weather on the match day is predicted to remain around 33 to 26 degree celsius. As the day, progresses, the temperature might give slight relief to the players who are in for an evening start with the match.
Toss also becomes a major concern in the IPL 2020 due to this situation even though in the shortest format it doesn’t plays a big role. Humidity during the latter part of the match makes it difficult for the bowlers to grip the ball. The season has so far seen that the team’s batting first have won most number of matches.